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Tag Archives: Florida Civil Rights Act

Marital Status Discrimination in Florida

Unlike federal anti-discrimination laws, the Florida Civil Rights Act provides protection from discrimination based upon marital status. The Florida Supreme Court has held that martial status “means the state of being married, single, divorced, widowed or separated, and does not include the specific identity or actions of an individual’s spouse.”  Donato v. American Tel. & […]

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Differences Between the Florida Civil Rights Act and Title VII

Generally, the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”), Sections 760.01 – 760.11, Florida Statutes, is interpreted in accordance with decisions construing Title VII and other federal employment anti-discrimination laws. However, there are some differences between the federal anti-discrimination laws and the FCRA. These include differences in the scope of the FCRA, differences in the administrative scheme, […]

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Do Statutes Of Limitations Apply To Administrative Proceedings Under The Florida Civil Rights Act?

As a result of Joshua v. City of Gainesville, 768 So.2d 432 (Fla. 2000), and Woodham v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield,829 So . 2d 891(Fla. 2002), the Florida Supreme Court has arguably clarified the timelines applicable to lawsuits under the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”). This brief article will discuss the question of whether […]

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